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E173FPc LCD Repair

This problem is different.

I went about replacing an inverterboard on the dell e173fpc. What I did, was bought the same model off of ebay that had screen bleeding, but the inverter worked great.So i wanted to take the screen out of the one with bleeding, and replace it wit the screen i already had (since the inverter was good)

So after i opened the new one up, the Pink/white wires are different. They aren't the same color pattern. When i plug everything in, the screen turns on, but will display lines and distortion(not the image of my PC).

Any ideas?

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  • elias_88_98 Apr 20, 2009

    ok thanks. I actually did have trouble with the ribbon. I may have to end up getting a hold of a new one. I did try two different ribbons and both did the same thing, but I guess I could have screwed them both up. thanks.

  • elias_88_98 Apr 28, 2009

    got the problem fixed. It was the flat ribbon connection to the LCD. The metal brace bent, not allowing it to connect right. I actually carefull pulled off the metal brace, then fastened it in with small strips of tape.



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The color of the wires doesn't matter. That's just insulation. If you are able to see the screen then your backlights are working, which is what the wires you refer to are powering. The distortion is either because your new board actually does have a problem, or because when you attached the ribbon cables, you didn't get them on quite right. Try removing and reseating them.

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